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Meaty Low Carb Marinara

I love a good pasta sauce, but always poured from a jar and added my own meat.


After learning about preservatives and all they do to our bodies I started making my own.
I must note they do say low sugar, but buyer beware, there are hidden sugars in the ingredients list.
Pasta sauce is easy, so let’s get started.

1 lb. Of ground turkey or beef
2 Tbl. Extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic minced well 1(28 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoons dried fennel seed
1 teaspoon of Italian season
1 teaspoons dried parsley 1teaspoons salt
2 teaspoon pepper

Cook and brown ground turkey or hamburger.  Remove and drain grease.
In a deep fry pan or dutch pot heat oil, add minced onion and garlic. Simmer just 2 min. (Don’t cook too high)
Add meat tomatoes and spices.
Mix well and bring to a boil reduce that heat and simmer for as long as you can, no shorter than 30 min. Good sauce takes time. If you have and hour let’s go an hour. Keep a check on heat as to not dry out, just thicken. Add bits of water if it starts to dry.

Top on your favorite low carb pasta dish, or use with chicken parm. Or eggplant parm.
Omit the meat if you want to go reg. Marinara. ..yum!

This is Easy, I promise. You can store leftovers in fridge for a week or freezer.